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Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Describe the features of lead poisoning in a baby.?

Lead poisoning: Lead poisoning is much more common in toddlers who can move around at get a peeling paint surfaces. But babies can be exposed. The most likely symptoms would be severe lethargy, loss of alertness or interest in eating. Vomiting can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Describe the features of iron deficiency in a baby.?

Describe the features of iron deficiency in a baby.?

Variable Sx: Babies are born with a pool of iron in their body & hemaglobin that they begin growing out of as the double/triple their weight.Deficiency leads to gradual drop in blood oxygen carrying capacity and associated decreased aleartness, activity and growth. Subtile drop in infant development (iq) has been noted with small deficiencies.Greater deficiencies can place baby in heart falure from anemia. ...Read more

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Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

Describe the features of peanut allergy in a baby.?

Peanut Allergy: I disagree with dr. Patterson...And I am sorry to him but babies can ingest any food they deisre by 6 months of age according to the american academy of pedicatrics and the american academy of allergy asthma and immunology. Peanut allergy often manifests, in babies, as eczema flares, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea or generally just spitting out the food it dislikes. C ur allergist! ...Read more

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Describe the features of a broken back.?

Describe the features of a broken back.?

Pain: Back pain worse sitting and walking some sevete frx will include nerve disfunction from pain numbness paralysis. Xrays show broken bone result of fall o rmva. See a doc to evaluate. ...Read more

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Could a baby of 18 months with high levels of lead in her system be the cause of a diagnosis at age 6 of autisum spectrum disorder.

Could a baby of 18 months with high levels of lead in her system  be the cause of a diagnosis at age 6 of autisum spectrum disorder.

Can contribute: But depends on length of time of exposure. If significant it can certainly compound symptoms formation. Definitely, the goal is to stop exposure to lead asap and to ensure this by ongoing blood work at least once per year. But it is not the only factor. Other big one is genetics. And Medical work up is key: genetics testing, hearing/vision testing, eeg (you listed) to check for seizures. ...Read more

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Whats the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Whats the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Dx is earlier!: There are a\ constellation of issues. One is lower mental functioning, prototypic facial features, and impaired social skills. This a parent inflicted child disease, with no way of correcting basic problem. ...Read more

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What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

What are the more subtle symptoms of autism in a small child?

Interaction: A very young child will just not be as interactive and vocal as would be expected, may not make as much eye contact, and may be more fascinated by or attached to an object than would be usual, though not to the extent seen in children who are more affected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

What are the symptoms of septicemia in a child?

See below: Fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, being less interactive etc just looking sick. Depending on how old the child is, they may not be able to verbalize exactly what it is that is wrong with them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blindness in a baby?

What are the symptoms of blindness in a baby?

No visual fixation: No visual fixations d following, no pupillary response to light response. ...Read more

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What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Heart & vascular inf: Cardiovascular infection includes heart infection and vascular infection, the clinical presentations of those diseases are various, such as hypotension, syncope, dyspnea, chest tightness etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a body lice problem.?

Describe the features of a body lice problem.?

Infection: Body lice is an infection which is rare at this time. These are larger lice which are visible and can live on clothing.The clothing needs to e discarded and the body treated with a scabicide such as elimite, (permethrin) quell. Applications may need to be repeated and all eggs need to be removed from hair bearing areas.All contacts need to be examined and bedding and furniture need to be examined. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

See below: Strokes are rare in infants, but risk factors include: congenital heart defects, dehydration, infection, brain malformations, arteriovenous malformations, and blood clotting disorders. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a c-section and its complications.?

Describe the features of a c-section and its complications.?

Cesarean: Surgical procedure used to deliver babies. Risks of bleeding, injuring vital organs, infection, pain, death sometimes. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

Tumor growth: These are tumors that arise from the lining outside the brain. They are almost always benign although some studies say up to 10% can become malignant. They start early and grow- some a little, some a lot. They are found frequently in older people without needing any treatment. Your baby may have one but unless it is large, watching it is best. ...Read more

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What is the effect of meningitis in a baby's growth and other developments?

What is the effect of meningitis in a baby's growth and other developments?

Variable: This varies with the agent of the meningitis.Many viral agents cause little more than transient discomfort & recovery is often complete.However, some will injure significant brain areas & that may not become evident for years. Bacterial agents are generally more dangerous & can lead to deafness, seizures, abscesses or death.Prevention by vaccines or quick recognition & rx reduces injury. ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than six years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect their ...Read more